To acknowledge the amazing work happening across Utah, the Utah Spotlight offers inspiring stories of educational strategies that are impacting student learning in dramatic ways, and importantly, designed to encourage and support educators enriching their own practice. We hope you enjoy these stories shining a light on effective practices in education and sharing ideas worth considering.
The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) has been designated as a certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). To learn how to recognize those who volunteer service and more, refer to the The President’s Volunteer Service Award Announcement.
Every year, across the state of Utah, local education districts celebrate public education and the vital role of excellent teachers by selecting and honoring their district teacher of the year. Each of these district teachers of the year are then considered for selection as a finalist for the USBE UTOY program. Five finalists are selected and interviewed in the summer by a volunteer selection committee.